Irfan Ali is a Pakistani-Canadian Muslim writer from Toronto’s west end. In 2015, he was a finalist for the RBC Bronwen Wallance Award for Emerging Writers. He is currently at work on a manuscript of poetry and a collection of short stories. Irfan is also a high school teacher who worked for a decade as a community program manager, including two years with Toronto Street Writers.
Community-based creative writing groups create safer spaces for people who are under-represented in the English literary canon to craft and share their stories, poems, and other genres of writing. What can creative writing instructors learn from long-time community writing group facilitators? In today’s increasingly divided society, can our writing pedagogies be informed by the inclusive, […]
A panel of teachers who write discuss the current state of Canadian content in classrooms, which Canadian books they assign to their classes, and what gets their students excited to read. Moderated by Gail Sidonie Sobat.